The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will conduct a drawdown on Lake Chicot beginning July 8. The lake will be lowered 6 feet from the 106 National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) to 100 NGVD by around August 19.

The gate will be closed Jan. 1, 2020 so the lake can fill back to normal pool by the spawning season. The daily creel limits for sportfish will be half of the regular limits for Lake Chicot during the drawdown.

For more information on the drawdown, contact the AGFC Southeast Regional Office at (877) 367-3559 (Toll Free) or (870) 367-3553.